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Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road lyrics

The screen door slams
Mary’s dress sways
Like a vision, she dances across the porch
As the radio plays

Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
Hey, that's me and I want you only
Don't turn me home again
I just can't face myself alone, again

Don't run back inside
Darlin’ you know just what I’m here for
So, you're scared and you're thinkin’
That maybe we ain’t that young anymore

Show a little faith, there's magic in the night
You ain’t a beauty, but, hey, you're alright
Oh, and that's alright with me

You can hide 'neath your covers
And study your pain
Make crosses from your lovers
Throw roses in the rain

Waste your summer praying in vain
For a savior to rise from these streets

Well, now I’m no hero
That's understood
All the redemption I can offer, girl
Is beneath this dirty hood

With a chance to make it good somehow
Hey, what else can we do now?

Except, roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair
Well, the night’s bustin’ open
These two lanes will take us anywhere

We got one last chance to make it real
To trade in these wings on some wheels
Climb in back
Heaven’s waiting down on the tracks

Oh-oh, come take my hand
We’re riding out tonight to case the Promised Land
Oh-oh-oh, thunder road, oh, thunder road, oh, thunder road

Lying out there like a killer in the sun
Hey, I know it's late, we can make it if we run
Oh-oh-oh, thunder road, stay tight, take hold
Thunder road

Well, I got this guitar
And I learned how to make it talk
And my car’s out back
If you're ready to take that long walk

From your front porch to my front seat
The door’s open, but the ride it ain’t free
And I know you're lonely
For words that I ain’t spoken
Tonight, we’ll be free
All the promises will be broken

There were ghosts in the eyes
Of all the boys you sent away
They haunt this dusty beach road
In the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets

They scream your name at night in the street
Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
And in the lonely cool before dawn
You hear their engines, roaring on
But, when you get to the porch they're gone

On the wind
So, Mary climb in
It’s a town full of losers
I’m pulling out of here to win

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